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Word 2000 and later versions include an online collaboration feature called discussions. After you have connected to a discussion server (as described in previous WordTips), you can load a document and start either an inline or general discussion. You use an inline discussion to trade comments on a specific part of a document, such as a paragraph, table, graphic, or other element. To start an inline discussion, follow these steps:
Your comment is posted on the server, and Word places the discussion icon at the end of the paragraph, table, or graphic. In addition, Word displays the Discussion pane at the bottom of your screen.
You can use a general discussion to discuss global issues concerning a document. To start a general discussion, follow these steps:
Your comment is posted on the server, and the discussion icon appears at the end of the paragraph, table, or graphic. In addition, Word displays the Discussion pane at the bottom of your screen.
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